Atalanta – Hapoel Haifa
Atalanta hosts Hapoel Haifa in a match from the 3rd qualifying round of the Europa League. Let’s see what’s going on between these two teams in our predictions football 1×2.
Atalanta are already touching the playoffs of the tournament after winning the first game in Haifa with 4-1. It was a total domination by the Italian side, which didn’t leave any chances to Hapoel for a reaction. Hapoel scored the first goal in the game, when Almog Buzaglo found the net behind Pierluigi Gollini, but Atalanta’s reaction was painful. Hans Hateboer, Daniel Zapata, Mario Pasalic and Musa Barrow were effective for the team from Bergamo, making it impossible for Hapoel.
Both teams are still about to start their participation in the leagues of Israel and Italy. We can say that both of them are lacking match practice in official games, but Atalanta clearly did a lot better in the first game in Haifa.
It’s hard to think that Hapoel could do some kind of a miracle in Bergamo. Under the management of Gian Piero Gasperini, Atalanta became a very solid team and a regular participant in the European competitions. With their performance against Hapoel in Haifa they showed everyone that they are a strong favourite to qualify for the group stages of the Europa League.
These are our predictions football 1×2 for the Europa League 3rd qualifying round between Atalanta and Hapoel Haifa. After winning the first match in Haifa with 4-1, it’s hard to think that the Italian team would have any problems to eliminate Hapoel. It’d be interesting to see how the manager Gian Piero Gasperini will approach this game. Will he try some experiments in his squad or maybe he will put his best XI on the pitch? As for Hapoel, they will try to play for their own honour and name.